Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saks and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Ruby Slipper Event

This has got to be the most brilliant, creative and inspiring idea I've heard all week... designers are reinterpreting Dorothy's ruby slippers!

"To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz in 2009, Warner Bros Consumer Products and Crystallized Swarovski Elements have asked top accessory and ready-to-wear designers to reinterpret the magical footwear. To kick off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection will debut at Saks Fifth Avenue with a gala event on September 4. The slippers will remain in the windows for a week, and several will be displayed on the 8th floor 10022-SHOE through the 14. Others will surround the fountain in Bryant Park throughout Fashion Week."

For those of you who aren't familiar with the movie, here are Dorothy's ruby shoes!



Betsey Johnson

A. Testoni

Oscar de la Renta

Diane von Furstenberg

How gorgeous are these? This does not help my craving for my fall/winter wardrobe to finally come out. I wish I was lucky enough to attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, well, it would probably be a bad idea because I'd want to take these with me! :P And more good news...

"Those wishing to own these one-of-a-kind masterpieces won't be able to pay with a Saks charge. The collection will appear at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's Kids for Kids Family Carnival at the Park Avenue Armory Building on September 20. It will then travel to Art Basel Miami Beach from December 4 to 8. In September 2009, the shoes will be auctioned with the proceeds benefiting the foundation."

Complete designer list: A.Testoni, Abaeté, Alberta Ferretti, Betsey Johnson, Botkier, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Lisa Pliner, Manolo Blahnik, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Roger Vivier, Sergio Rossi, Stuart Weitzman, Tibi, and Tuleh.


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Friday, August 29, 2008

sorry for the lack of posting!

today's finds!

Today must have been over a million degrees! It was almost like a death trap walking into Salvation Army (can you tell I like to exaggerate a lot?) but really, who can resist sales? I found a lot of things but hopefully I can attend more sales this weekend since it's Labor Day Weekend! I'm always such a big goofball on sales! Despite being non-inspired by this terrible heat, here's what I wore today to go have lunch with Matt, shopping with Emily and complain about the weather!

Letting Winnie out because she likes to go outside for two seconds and then comes back in.

(i really like the back!)
dress: thrifted
belt: thrifted
shoes: target


Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

most perfect coat.. ever?

I just may have found the most perfect coat... ever. I've been on the lookout for lovely long and nice peacoats for this upcoming fall/winter and to replace this coat that I bought at Forever21 two years ago. I love my brown coat to death but I can't keep wearing it all the time :P Yesterday I finally came upon this darling coat on a mannequin at a nearyby vintage stop! The coat is an electric blue (my walls are dark blue, sorry for the similar colors put together!) It's pictured above with one of my favorite dresses. I got it at a good price, $12! I'm so excited and this makes my loathing of summer grow even more and my desire of winter to come faster!


Saturday, August 23, 2008

quick update

Watching sunsets in my backyard and listening to The Honey Trees.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

back to school

Yes, my dear friends it's true! My fall classes have started this week :( My classes seem alright, I haven't drowned in a sea of homework yet! The one thing I do like about school though is seeing different faces everyday (that will soon change though!). A preview of fall sort of made it's way here, I thought it was exciting. Cold weather :) It's gotten back to hot weather at the moment but we'll see! I bought these feathers at an art store when I was buying art supplies. You can't really see it but the red one is my favorite. I'm not sure what to do with them yet. Here is what I wore on my first two days of school:

First day. I'm really excited about this graphic design class I'm taking. Our teacher wants us to keep an "inspiration book" and I love that idea.
dress: f21
socks: some sock store in sf
peep toe heels: steve madden

Second day (today). Squinty eyes! (this is when the sun just revealed itself) Today I have found out that I really hate history :)
cardigan: thrifted
black leotard: american apparel
belt: thrifted
skirt: old navy
yellow (!!) heels: love these, but they kill my feet! thrifted
bag: my new favorite bag! vintage

If you have started school, how was your first day?


Monday, August 18, 2008

emily nguyen

Here are some of the pictures from the photoshoot I mentioned earlier taken by the lovely Emily!

BIG store updates coming soon :)


Saturday, August 16, 2008

I had a photoshoot with Emily today for the store. More to come!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

chinatown! + what i wore

I've found myself spending my days off roaming around different cities and this past Monday has been no different! My friends and I decided to go wandering around Chinatown in San Francisco just for fun. I always get so inspired when I go to new places. This picture sums up a little bit of the shops down in Chinatown. Cute things for good prices!

A building that I found really neat.


Not Chinatown, but we did go off and wander around more in the city, I'm in love with the buildings.

jean jacket: friend's
dress: my mom's :) but now mine
bag: target
socks: (i brought them because i knew i was going to get cold later which i did) f21
shoes: ebay


Saturday, August 9, 2008

back to school shopping

It's that time of year again! Unfortunately my school starts a lot earlier than most so I've compiled a little wishlist!

rose earrings, feather headband, dress, socks, f21. moleskin planner. mary jane pumps, target. gloves, ebay. red bow necklace, birdbaths.

I can't express enough how excited I am for fall. As you can tell, my wardrobe will most likely consist of dark and neutral colors. I love layering so there's going to be a lot of socks and tights and maybe leg warmers to keep my legs warm. I am currently in love with roses & bows so what's more perfect than rose earrings & a bow necklace? Heels are a must (unless it's raining!) and I love peter pan collared dresses like the one pictured above (the polka dots are a plus too). I am also a bit of a nerd too so the red Moleskin planner is perfect. Wish me luck, I'm not too sure if I actually have enough money for all of this!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

i'm home!

The trip was amazing and no major updates yet but here is a picture that Hayley, from the band Paramore (I saw them over the weekend, amazing show!) took while we met them backstage! (I'm the one sticking my tongue out) I snagged it from their site. I'm going to try and get all the rolls of film I have developed today so expect a big update soon :)